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Jonnson/Aguirre

Dissolving self


The intelligence does not lay in the internet, it’s more in the way how you execute your commands. In order to explain your point of view it has become normal to talk in pictures, using metaphors, anecdotes explaning or describing a situation. We tend to walk around in our lives with closed eyes. So when it comes to watching TV or a movie we love to see those forbidden acts. Some people change place due to free choice others are forced to leave, some can bring there belongings, other must leave as they are. All we need is love, don’t worry -be happy, wild thing -you make my heart swing, stand by me, oh what a wonderful world, I did it my way, dancing queen, we are the champions, I can’t get no….


Jonnson/Aguirre

Dissolving self


Dissolving self When the conception of this work began the idea was to create an environment for the process of dissolving borders and barriers, to dissolve, in order to create. For us space is something good, something connecting people and mind. In conflict with this, we experience a world where literally everything is put into boxes, packed-in and packed-up. Daily life boxed in different files and folders. So for us the storage-box became a visible, concrete expression of the structures of modern life and the way we live and interact in our complex fast moving societies. The box has became an inspirational source to us, -are we on the edge of transforming into modern nomads? Aren’t we travelling the world from our sofas, nailed to our new boxes; -TV, computer, palm, cellphones... The borders of travelling is dissolving. The box is no longer just a container for storage and transportation. No, today we go beyond this – the box has become a doorway through which we move in time and space, through which we communicate. It’s no longer a protective capsule for physical or mental goods, in fact control is something less and less guaranteed. – You don’t know what can come out of the box today, the world is constantly accessible, but not necessarily fair or beautiful. In Dissolving self, we make combines; storage-boxes with images, song-titles and sounds. The titles are to twist the perception, -to set off memories while moving inside the space. Ambient soundscapes are played to set, prepare the space for chains of associations. We see our work as a construction-site, -a building-space. An environment to spend time inside. An invitation for your mind to merge with images and sounds in order, -to dissolve, -to create, -to open our minds.


Grasshopper mind For us, grasshopper is an on-going process, a state of mind, never ending - mostly mentally. As a two person driving-team, we have many different possibillities that we can use in our work. This gives us a great toolbox with all sorts of emotions and ideas. It has crystallize over time an importance of staying curious, allways prepared, -to look around when there are things to solve, things to tell or to do. We have discovered that the key often lies in the will of changing focus in order to move forward, -succeed. This way: -of walking, -jumping, -flying or communicating with our minds has become a new feature we simply call: grasshopper mind. It is there for everybody to install, a freeware that is allready formated in our brains, ready to jump the moment you push the buttom.


Short description: An environment with boxes for storage and transport, some with photographic images litup from inside. Boxes placed as single pieces or in groups in a despoiled diversity. An environment which sometimes reminds of an overturned attic or basement where someone just left without sorting back the order. Somehow it also reminds of a landscape or a construction-site. Clamped to some of the boxes are cardboard stripes with written songtitles. Ambient sounds comes and goes, sporadic and quietly overlapping fraces from major popsongs, merging with loops of urban noises. Together the environment of Dissolving self creates an atmosphere full of metaphors and associations, which can be seen as windows to our phantasies.

contact: +46.731.560019 mail: ja@jonnsonaguirrre.com h-page: www.jonnsonaguirre.com

Dissolving Self / 2007-2008

Jonnson/Aguirre Dissolving Self Environment / light / installation Variable size 2007, 2008 Corrugated cartons, backlite-prints, acrylic glass, light units, cables, wood, clamps, metal, etc. CD-players, active speakers, etc. Sound-scapes

Jonnson/Aguirre

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Prod. Sheet JA1/07

this is a grasshopper project

...some people change place due to free choice, others are forced to leave, some can bring there belongings, others must leave as they are. All we need is love, don’t worry - be happy, wild thing you make my heart sing, dancing queen, stand by me, oh what a wonderful world, we are the champions, I can’t get no…

contact: +46.731.560019 mail: ja@jonnsonaguirre.com h-page: www.jonnsonaguirre.com

Dissolving self  

Installation with corrogated cartons, photos, sound and light.

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